Today at work I hosted a group of middle school students who celebrated Catholic Schools Week by giving back to the community. They whipped through the project I had planned for them, So I took a break and told them about the non-profit that I fund raise for, the population we serve, and some of their stories.
Since my non-profits serves those with cystic fibrosis, we serve a predominantly young population. Teens are especially great champions for cystic fibrosis, because it is likely that they know someone who is affected by this genetic disease. I hope that these young people could sense just how much our association does for people with CF, and how very important our mission is. (more…)
Nothing strikes fear in a working mom’s heart more than the sound of a child getting up in the middle of the night and telling you that they feel sick.
Since I am relatively new to my job, I do not have a lot of personal leave stored up, and even if I did, most days I need to actually BE at work. . .I have a one-person department!
My goal is to keep my family as healthy as possible, so that the kids don’t need to miss school, and I don’t have to miss work.
Based on a true story, GIMME SHELTER is the story of a young girl named Apple (Vanessa Hudgens) who, after running away from an abusive home environment, moves in with her wealthy, wall street father (Brendan Frasier). Soon after moving in to her new home, Apple discovers that she is with child. After being given a grim ultimatum by her father, Apple runs away and is almost killed before being saved by a kind priest (James Earl Jones) who gives her chance at the life – and the family – she never knew could be hers.
I had the privilege of watching a screener of GIMME SHELTER this weekend. I can honestly say, this movie is one that will stick with me for a long time.
This movie showed a raw side of teen pregnancy. A side that we don’t want to see. A side we want to sweep under the rug. (more…)
I’ve been an eMeals.com subscriber for about a year now. I’m a pretty good cook, and I have stacks and stacks of cookbooks, but I was getting bogged down with meal planning. And by bogged down, I mean that I stopped doing it.
I went through a stage of just making our family favorites, but then we all got tired of spaghetti and chili. I went through a cookbook phase where everyday featured a new recipe. That worked about half the time.
Then, I hopped onto the career track. Everything changed. (more…)